CMOC Northparkes - LHD Automation Presentation
In July 2015, Austmine were delighted to be joined in Brisbane by Dr. Joe Cronin, LHD Automation Project Manager at CMOC Northparkes. Joe gave an exciting presentation on CMOC Northparkes' Load Haul Drive (LHD) automation, which now covers over 85% of their fleet and has allowed them to hit 123% of their daily manual tonnes target per LHD vs. manual, at 76% of the cost. By December 2015, the fleet will be entirely automated and the next focus moving onto their sub-level cave.
Joe's presentation included insights into how CMOC Northparkes have come along this journey, challenges faced and lessons learned. A must-read for anyone involved in future mining or automation.